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BSEE implements new quality assurance process for offshore energy operations

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In an ongoing effort to increase responsible and efficient offshore energy operations, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has implemented a new quality assurance process for reviewing and assessing its permitting systems. The new process seeks to reflect on permits issued by the agency and helps inform best practices for offshore energy permitting...

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OPT, Eni sign agreement to provide PB3 PowerBuoy for subsea oil and gas operations

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Ocean Power Technologies has announced that it has signed an agreement with Eni,to supply a PB3 PowerBuoy for a demonstration of one of Eni’s subsea oil and gas operations. The agreement provides for a minimum 24-month contract that includes an 18-month PB3 PowerBuoy lease and associated project management. OPT will also provide deployment support, remote data collection and monitoring. The project is expected to commence in March 2018...

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BSEE increases safety inspection time offshore

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Beginning 1 April, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is increasing physical inspection time offshore, while reducing taxpayer burden by nearly $20 million over 3.5 years, providing significant cost-savings to the American public. Exploring ways to make inspections more efficient and reduce helicopter-operating expenses, a team of BSEE leaders in the Gulf of Mexico Region developed the new approach...

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